'WILL YOU MARRY ME?'
A wedding can be an expensive enterprise, starting with the proposal preceding it. In 2016, the wedding services industry was worth $72 billion in the United States alone, with a growing percentage of that going toward popping the question, sometimes with the help of high-end planning services. In this increasingly competitive aspect of courtship, these are the proposals that stand out as particularly excessive. If there's one thing to be learned, though, it's that a lavish proposal is no guarantee of a long marriage.